Upcoming Technologies Which Can Change the World
We have been using Digital Technology since last few decades. Smartphone, Cloud computing these are all innovations that revolutionized the way we live. However, we are just getting started to it, Technology is a thing which only gets better. In future, we will witness the Science fiction come true.
This post is about upcoming, real-life products and technologies which we think have the potential to revolutionize world. So get ready to control your desktop with your eyes. Get ready to dive into virtual world and interact with them. Come and let’s take a glimpse of future with us.
Google Glass is a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display. With Google Glass, you are able to view social media feeds, text, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS and take photos.
Touchpad: A touchpad is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen. Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather, and sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, photos, etc.
Camera: Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video.
Display: The Explorer version of Google Glass uses a Liquid Crystal on Silicon, field-sequential color, LED illuminated display.
Currently the device is only available to some developers with the price tag of $1500, but expects other tech companies trying it out and building an affordable consumer version.
Project Glass: One day…
Formlabs is a Somerville, Massachusetts based company that was founded in September 2011. Formlabs designs and manufactures desktop 3D printers and is well known for creating Form 1 3D printer.
Form 1 is one such personal 3D printer which can be yours at just $2799. It may sound like a high price but to have the luxury of getting producing your own prototypes, that’s a reasonable price.
Imagine a future, where every person is allowed to produce their own creative physical products without any limitations. And this is the future where personal creativity and productivity is maximized.
Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer review
Leap Motion, Inc. is an American company that manufactures and markets a computer hardware sensor device that supports hand and finger motions as input, but requiring no hand contact or touching.
Multi-touch desktop is a (nearly) failed product as hands could get very tired while using it, but Leap Motion is to overcome this area with more advanced idea.
It is not typical motion sensor, as Leap Motion allows you to scroll web pages, zoom in images and the map, sign documents and even play single person shooter games with only hand and finger movements. Most important, you can buy this future (product) just at $70.
Leap Motion Controller Hands-On
The Eye Tribe is a Danish startup company that produces eye tracking technology and is selling it to software developers to incorporate the eye tracking device into their applications and programs. They successfully created the technology to allow you to control your tablet, play flight simulator, and even slice fruits in Fruit Ninja only with your eye movements.
The Eye Tribe Company is developing their eye tracking device in hopes that sometime in the near future many products, such as smart phones, tablets, and computers, will carry Eye Tribe’s software. The company’s goal is for their eye tracking technology to become a household item and a common feature on most devices.
The Eye Tribe demoed live during CNET panel The Next Interface: You at CES 2013
Razer is a company specializing in products specifically marketed to gamers. Razer has unveiled a new device concept called Project Fiona, which combines elements of a PC and a tablet into a single, unique gaming platform.
To make up for the lack of a mouse and keyboard, Project Fiona features a built-in controller-like interface. Dual handles on either side of the tablet are equipped with both buttons and analog sticks, as well force feedback. Other control options include built-in accelerometers and a touch-screen interface for its 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 display. Audio-wise, the tablet supports Dolby 7.1 surround sound.
Project Fiona – PC Gaming On an All-New Form Factor